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. transformation is underway. c'mon, let's go! ♪ ♪ >> glenn: well, hello, america. i want to talk to you again about the fundamental transformation of america. it could happen tomorrow. i have to tell you, there a are -- it's like you can't catch your breath. how long have we been running? this has been a marathon now since last year. and there are some nasty things happening. maybe tomorrow. that will transform our country. you will add another star to our flag. you haven't heard this anywhere. you will tonight. and you better pay attention and call your friends and tell them, because it could happen tomorrow. the vote. now, before i give you the full details, there is something you have to understand, first. that is progressives. what is it that progressives believe? progressives are all about big government and power and control. it doesn't matter about democrat or republican. it's power and control. control over you. you don't choose for yourself. we'll give you some options. but we're not going to make them clear. we will give you some options and we'll control it. this is the european mo
new york, good night america! >>> i'm gregg jarrett and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> the body of polish president now recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed him and his wife and other high ranking officials. all 97 people died while the plane was trying to land. >> rescue crews are confirming there are no survivors after the bodies of four missing miners were discovered. new questions now surfacing whether the tragedy could have been prevented. >>> and a russian orphan at the center of a storm. russian officials threatening to stop all u.s. adoptions after a tennessee woman sends her son back to russia alone. >> gregg: but we began with news out of new orleans where the leadership conference. michael steele is expected to address the crowd in the next hour or so. also a bit later on, we're going to learn the results of the straw poll which will gauge support for nine potential candidates or contenders for the 2012 gop presidential nomination. carl cameron is live in new orleans. give us a rundown of what is going on there. >> behin
play is serving only to muddy the waters furnished in an effort to keep america safe. which is what we are all supposed to be about. i personally thought that the bush phrase global war on terror was way too veiling. early -- too vague. team obama made it less precise to overseas contingencies operations. i love that now they have changed the name again this time to countering violent extremism. or cve. when a nigerian tried to blow up a plane over detroit last december it was appropriate to call him violent extremist. fort hood homegrown violent extremist. how about that chech neon suicide bomber. what is the one common denominator with all these cases? are we even allowed to ask that question? and then the most important question of all, does retiring the phrase islamic radicalism actually help keep america safer? look, president obama is right about one thing, this is not a war that's going to be won by military might alone. we will need to use every tool at our disposal. president obama should do more to call on all peace-loving muslims to rise up against the ruthless radicals to i
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that any america first. to my independent brother from florida, right on, man. we need to get rid of these two parties. they need to be put out of office. we need to bring into a third party, and not fall for this tea party garbage, either. these two big parties do it every time they are not in office. we tried to be the independent, liberals, conservatives buddies. they're not our friends. they are our enemies that keep oppressing us. host: that will be the last voice this morning. in the stern, who for many years has been the president of the -- he has announced he will leave that position. on a personal side, he is turning 60. the personal aspect is much involved in his decision to leave. that is it for our thursday morning. we go to the house of representatives for today's live coverage. gues. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend clyde miles, lighthouse reform church, howard, pennsylvania. the chaplain: o lord, who call this nation into being, to the lives and sacrifice of those whose hearts are state upon you. they conduct the wo
of "newsweek" magazine out today it says "america's back." we have a classic disconnect. we hear numbers out of wall street, we see covers of magazines like that, people watching at home, millions of people in the grips of unemployment and poor financial times wondering when they are going to see some of this. >> that is the key question. far be it to me to seem unpatriotic, but growth is going to depend on the u.s. consumer. unemployment still remains very, very high. we are going to hear a lot from corporate america about how much money cooperations made. they have done well. that is why the stock market is up. they have done well because of productivity gains. they fired a lot of people in 2008 and 2009. they found they can do more with less. the question is when they get back to hiring. >> this is why we turn to you. thank you, as always. >>> in washington tonight, 47 world leaders have gathered for a summit on the most serious of topics, nuclear security and the worry and instability that can come from knowing, fearing some nuclear materials could be out there loose. our chief white hou
. >> in this kind of economy, competing with that and india, raising taxes is suicidal. it makes america less competitive, less productive, less capable of building new factories. it is suicidal. i would start from the opposite end. i would say that the -- first of all it is very clear that the president made a decision part of why i moved to a much more decisive critique in describing a secular socialist machine and the most radical administration in history. they a chance after scott brown won in massachusetts to back up and say, you know the polls are against the health bill, the town hall meetings are against the health bill, the tea parties are against the health bill now we've lost kennedy's seat over the health bill, maybe we ought to go slower. instead they did the opposite. took them about a week they said we are going to ram this through no hart what the american people think. no question from every source i know of from gallup, rasmussen, dozen others that the health bill is unpopular by 20, 25 point margin. they just don't care. next they are going to come back and try to pass cap
new york, good night, from new york, good night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: next on "special report," president obama pokes fun at tea partiers as they rail against taxes and big-government. is value-added tax viable option in u.s.? what are the prospects here and how is it working overseas? a federal judge rules national day of prayer unconstitutional. now what? live from our studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama found another way to provoke the ire of the country's newest political force. the president made a comment thursday night about tea partiers. and well, it didn't sit too well with many of them. senior white house correspondent major garrett has the story. >> reporter: well, the tea party rally blared on the national mall, president obama told a democratic party fundraiser he found the nationwide eruption of tax day angst funny. >> i've been amused in the last couple of days where people are having these rallies. about taxes. taxes. you would think they would be saying thank you. >> rep
to meet alex, he is cool. cancer treatment centers of america, they are here talking about natural pathic medicine. we will find out if it's a good option for you. >>> two ladies we invited. in they written the book. it's going to break the myth about our teenagers. we have the book. what to do when you are expecting and all those kinds of books. they have written a teen book. cracks the code on teenagers. i'm excited about that. >>> here is a brand new book, roots of steel. anybody from baltimore has somebody who knows somebody that worked at the point. roots of steel. it's a great book about our dundalk area. jam packed show. >>> talk about a family feud. orioles not exciting on the field, they are off of it. long time orioles beat writer rose enthat is all -- saying cyle want ted back in to the orioles organization. anglo said no. rose enthat'll said that anglos didn't want rip kind to take the credit. angelos told the baltimore sun this is false. ricken never asked to join the front office. rip kind said he had talks with manager. he said i enjoyed the talks very much. yes the subject
're going to continue to focus on bringing jobs back to america and to our people. i yield back. mr. cantor: i thank the gentleman. madam speaker, i would say this. always the gentleman likes to talk about the prior administration, and i would just like to point out that during the prior administration, the last two years of that, his party was in control of congress and certainly if we look at the numbers, did contribute to some of the problem that -- mr. hoyer: would the gentleman yield on that issue? mr. cantor: i'm not ready to yield yet, madam speaker. i would say there's plenty of blame to go around. but what we're trying to do is learn from mistakes that have taken place and go forward in a constructive manner. it's my sense that this nation is at a crossroads. we have serious challenges facing this country and last thursday was congress' deadline for passing a budget. and it is my strong belief that we must act and the gentleman indicates that we are going to act, but because of the critical nature of the challenges that we face, madam speaker, i believe that we've got three reasons
and personal topics. >>> kevin uebanks is leaving jay leno, after 18 years of leading america into commercial breaks he says he wants to finish a song. he says it's time for a career change but didn't say what the change would be. he said "the tonight show" was a wonderful experience. he became musical director after bradford marsalis left in 1995. >>> a plan to save the city money saves jobs. >> but costs you. new proposed fees. >> new taxes and new fees to balance the baltimore city budget. i'm sherrie johnson. coming up, i'll tell but some parking fees you need to know about. >> plus, a shocking statement from the vatican number two man about priests abusing young boys. >> and a rough day at the ballpark. not just on the field. michael phelps may have been there but it was not pretty. >> officers say one thing but it's hard to argue with what you see in front of you. just what happened at the university of maryland. Ñ >>> april 13, 15 minutes away from "good morning america" at 7:00. >> justin berk is here. >> beautiful day yesterday, 71 degrees with sun. today will be different. 45 now
america. the united states cherishes its deep and abiding bonds with the people of poland. and russian prime minister as well, vladimir putin and british prime minister gordon brown offer their condolences as well. >> translator: this is indeed a horrible tragedy. i have spoken to the prime minister, extending my condolence condolences. we just talked about it, nothing of this sort has ever happened in history. the polish prime minister has expressed a desire to visit the crash site. i'll go there as well to meet him. we will inspect the crash site together. >> i think the whole world will be saddened and in sorrow as a result of this tragic death in the plane crash of president kaczynski and his wife maria and the party that were with them. i think we know the difficulties that poland has gone through, sacrifices he himself made as part of the solidarity movement. we know the contribution he made to the independence and the freedom of poland. and i think at a time like this we also remember a family in mourning, large numbers of people who have died, and a whole country that will be s
. and a hot 91 in phoenix. >>> and just ahead on "america this morning," the white house chief of staff admits he's got his eyes on another job. >>> plus, new details on the attack that put data for millions of google users into the hands of hackers. >>> and nature's fury. our reporter travels to the top of that iceland volcano. >>> welcome back. overseas stock markets are rebounding this morning. tokyo's nikkei average closed lower but only slightly. hong kong's hang seng rose more than 200 points. in london, the ftse opened higher. the dow gained 73 points on monday. and the nasdaq lost one point. >>> general motors is expected to make good on a promise to fully repay the $6.7 billion loan funded by u.s. taxpayers. gm's ceo is expected to make the details public tomorrow, during a visit to a plant in kansas city. gm has already made two $1 billion payments and promised to have the entire government loan paid off before the end of june. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus gx 460 suv to fix those stability control problems. that is the model consumer reports warned consumers not to buy two weeks
with outrageous waiver. monica crow by on that. ten minutes away. "america live" starts now. megyn: we begin this hour with a big fight shaping up on capitol hill. a fight over a bill to extend jobless benefits. senate debate opens in about an hour with democrats insisting on passing the bill now and republicans demanding that congress find a way to pay for it. and here's why. as of friday the total outstanding public debt topping $12.8 trillion. $12.8 trillion. look how long that number is, look at that. but it gets more dramatic. that number has grown by $485 billion in just the past two months. congress spending more than it takes in by a rate of almost $250 billion a month. james rosen has more on that live in washington d.c. hey, james. >> reporter: yeah. it's no way to balance a checkbook, megyn. this is one of those votes coming up later today that could leave an incumbent exposed to his or her challenger in a midterm election year because each with polls showing americans are very concerned about deficit is spending, no one wants to be seen opposing the helping hand for une
kelly, this is "america live" anmonday and we've got breaking news this hour on the man picked up with a gun after asking to see the president, initial reports say joe mcvey never got near obama but now we're learning he got a whole lot closer than you think, and -- >> i'm innocent of every single allegation, i look forward to my day in court. megyn: big questions in the court case involving former illinois governor rod blagojevich, is president obama now in trouble on this one? "america live" looks for answers on all that and lindsey lohan right now. >>> we begin with a fox news alert, brand new details into the arrest of a north carolina man who police say wanted to talk to president obama. with a loaded gun strapped to his waist. we are just getting the details now from a court appearance for 23-year-old joseph sean mcvey, this is his mug shot, look at this kid, he looks like a kid! police arresting him after he allegedly drove up to the airport where air force one had just taken off and asked security if he could talk to president obama. while police initially said that mcvey
right now with "america live". megyn: thanks, guys. shocking revelations about the queen of daytime television. the woman who penned a biography about oprah says that woman and her supporters don't want you to read it. she will join us live. plus the final stop on the tea party express. tax day in the nation's capitol serving as super bowl sunday for some citizens against big government. we're live in washington. and ron paul, a darling of that tea party movement but a stunning new poll shows he may be a whole lot more popular than you think. he is our guest today. it all starts now on "america live". megyn: first up, president obama is about to face the music at kennedy space center. the president is expected to touch down in florida about 30 minutes from right now. set to announce a $6 billion increase in nasa's budget over the next five years. that is money the white house says will bring thousands of new jobs to florida's so-called space coast and expand the range of space destinations so what is the problem? his plan also essentially eliminates manned space travel among other t
at the washington monthment and joins, tennessee congressman martha blackburn, live on "america's newsroom". how are you today? >> good morning, martha, i am doing great. martha: every everywhere i go, whether it's the grocery store or school or work, people are talking about how much they're paying in taxes and what they're getting back from it and that's your central message today, right? >> that's right. do you think you're getting your money's worth from the federal government, and most people are telling us no, they are not getting their money's worth. they feel like they are overtaxed, and government is overspent, and you know, bill was just saying today is the day you pay up. actually the federal government has first right of refusallon paycheck and starting jan of '09, they were taking out all of that money that you have to reconcile and settle up with them for today and they just come and they're grabbing the rest of it. people want the federal government's hand out of their pocket. we have seen that the obama administration and this congress as truly, they are the hold on to your walle
that any of this is working? how is america safer today because we call this encountering violent extremism instead of islamic radicalism. >> what makes america safe is when the rest of the world does not trust us and they think we are at war with islam. if you are islamic nation you are not going to work with the united states on the level that we need to. obama is trying to reset that relationship. it's going to take time and not happen overnight. >> laura: lawyer we hear that about a lot of things it's not going to happen overnight. >> a lot of tough problems out there. no one expects. >> laura: talks going better because of this? >> this is a direct outreach to the muslim community around the world. >> laura: at some point you need a report card, nancy. >> want them to stop financing terrorism. safe haven. work with -- not against iraq. >> laura: obama administration's goal is to reach out, work with more people to try to tamp down and defeat this type of extremism. at some point -- you have to stop with the bush bashing because it's getting really old and tedious to a lot of people and
there live. stay tuned for that. on "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime, we are learning new details from two top senators serving the obama administration with subpoenas saying the pentagon and justice department are stonewalling, refusing to hand over certain information in the investigation of the fort hood massacre. why is this important? senators lieberman and collins, tops on the home land security committee saying the documents may show whether or not the government had access to information that could have prevented the killings on that post back in november and that would be a bombshell. i'm bill hemmer, good morning, everybody, busy day in "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, bill, good to be here this morning, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the senators are saying the obama administration is not living up to its promise of transparency in their opinion, suspect nidal hasan, the army major, now charged with killing 13 people on that awful day at the army base last november and the justice department officials say that releasing any information that re
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. it's thursday, april 15th. this morning, breaking news. all flights suspended at some of the world's busiest airports, after a volcano erupts in iceland. why the clouds of ash are grounding planes here in the u.s. >>> also this morning, russian officials announce they will suspend all adoptions by americans, after that tennessee mom sent her adopted 7-year-old back to russia, alone on a plane. >>> the next, big battle. democrats unveil their plan to reel in the big banks. but republicans say it will just lead to more bailouts. is that true? we ask a top republican, if the two sides can somehow come together. >>> the parents of that 11-year-old autistic girl speak out about their daughter's rescue from the florida swamp, as our cameras show how treacherous it was. >>> look at this. lighting up the sky and phone lines, from missouri to michigan. >>> boy. that is not your average falling star. >> we're not going to see as many planes in the sky because that volcano is bringing air traffic to a grindin
on in america, so it isn't really a choice for them, this culture. to me, the culture has to start from the top and i'm going to give you an example, and i'll be short, mr. chairman, as i always am. i was governor for eight years in west virginia and we were having unacceptably high death rates in hour mines. i decided that as chief executive, that is, c.e.o., that i would go to each of the mines where the mine inspectors would gather, after there had been a death. that had never happened before. there i was sitting, as there were trying to explain to each other what happened and who should have done what. things happened. everything was different, because the culture change took place at the top. now i'm not saying that i changed the world, but it did have an effect and that's why in a secret world it end of 35 miles of hard driving, and then a thousand to 2,000 feet underground, when only a few -- or only a few people from that state or from any state have ever been, it has to come from the top. it has to come from the top. >> mr. chairman, related to that, i have been down in an underground
called america's attention to the fact that it was not living out the reality of its promise. not just to african-americans, but to all americans. dorothy height showed extraordinary courage and conviction in the face of bigotry and discrimination and like so many in this body who faced bigotry and discrimination, they did not allow that to poison their soul. they did not allow that to diminish their relationship even with those who they saw as oppressors. to that extent, the above the conduct directed at them, to change that conduct by love and positive encombagement. dorothy height is a perfect example -- engagement. dorothy height is a perfect example. young and old participating in this society which unfortunately too often we see today falls into anger and competition rather than civility and discussion. i'm wore owed about the anger that i see in -- i'm worried about the anger that i see in society today. in some respects not justified at the level that we find it. yes, there's room for disagreement. but dorothy height shows us that notwithstanding the fact that there may be disa
powertrain warranty. with roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> in the throes of a tragedy the people of poland mourn after a crushing loss. up next the latest in a live report on the crash disaster and the fallout of the investigation. plus nuclear concerns. world leaders to gather to keep nukes from terrorists. political fortunes, more presidential nods for mitt. >>> and trailing tiger to win the masters, he will have to make some history. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt and welcome to "msnbc sunday." just past 9:00 a.m. on the east coast. here's what's happening right now. poland is in mourning after the plane crash that took the life of the polish president and a large swath of the country's leaders. millions of people filled the streets of warsaw for a candlelight vigil. russian president medvedev vowed to work with poland to thoroughly investigate the tragic crash. yonatan pomrenze has the latest. at what stage is this investigation? vladimir putin made an appearance there at the crash site. >> reporter: that's right. he went ther
this morning buzz aldrin told "the daily rundown," he said america's sliding downhill into mediocrity would never happen. >> i don't think america would stand for that, no matter who the president is. the american people are very proud of the investments that they made in the '60s and '70s that resulted in our landing on the moon. >>> let's get more reaction. joining me live is former astronaut dr. mae jemison, the first african-american woman into space. thanks so much for joining me. >> you're welcome. >> where do you stand on this debate? >> well, i think where we are right now is that we have a shuttle program that is retiring, but we have to have a robust space program. and that robust space program is really supported, empowered, by our research and development, by allowing nasa to do the kind of work that nasa does really well, which is to do -- develop new propulsion systems, to look at how do we move forward? so when i think about this, i'm on the side that president obama's plan is going to move us further. people are saying, well, what are we going to do? when we talk about sendi
it for us. megyn is up next. megyn: i'm megyn kelly, this is "america live." tens of thousands getting ready for what is shaping up to be the biggest protest since the vietnam war. deck morris is the keynote speaker at one of the biggest. he's with us today with what to expect today, during and after. one radical group sets its sights on the pope. new details on the risky stunt they are planning and what happens if it goes badly. also there is this. >> you do not want to have a nice conversation. megyn: and grayson yelling at some florida republicans and telling them to leave their own meeting. loud, lively and threat breaking on "america live" right now. we are awaiting details on the resignation on one of the most powerful and controversial union leaders in the united states. he is andy stern. we are told he will address reports that he is stepping down. the news sending shock waves throughout organized labor and washington. that's was stern claims he helped president obama get elected and helped democrats pass healthcare reform. stern also a regular at the white house, visiting 36 times l
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. >> reporter: president obama declared his summit succeeded in making america safer. >> we need to make concrete commitments and take tangible steps to secure nuclear materials so they never fall in thanes of terrorists who would surely use them. >> reporter: he opened his mega meeting of 47 nations with a warning. >> the risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down, but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up. >> reporter: the problem is no longer rockets carrying hydrogen bombs. it's a nuke the size of an apple in a truck or a shipping container sent by terrorists like al qaeda. and they're trying today to get that nuke. >> were they to do so, it would be a catastrophe for the world. >> reporter: chile showed off a solution last month, turning over 40 pounds of highly enriched uranium to be reprocessed in south carolina, getting it out of the reach of al qaeda. secretary of state clinton signed a deal with russia for both of our nations to reprocess tons of plutonium. >> that will ensure that this material will never again be used for weapons or any other military purp
to private. that is about 70% of small businesses in america. it will be interesting to see how robust that small business tax credit is. obviously, this is a category of folks that are prevalent on a daily, real basis. -- struggling on a daily, real basis. we tried to highlight areas of concern. we did not get to everything, we could not, in the 30-page document. for the immediate regulatory issues that need to be held this year, you have heard it before. this grandfather plan is huge. right now and employers are frozen in their benefit designs, cost sharing responsibilities, deductibles, so they're absolutely needs to be clarity. in addition, medical loss ratio will need to be defined. ali, they are very broadly defined. my personal hope, view here, fraud and abuse programs, programs to prevent that, care programs, should be defined as medical care benefits. if they are considered outside of your benefit dollars, it would hurt you. if you do not reach 80% in the small market, you have to start paying rebates to consumers in 2011. one thing that we have not talked about, within 90 day
sector since the 1930s. critics call it a jobs killer. good morning, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: welcome back, bill, good morning to you, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. while the president is making a pitch -- senators on both sides of the aisle try to negotiate a deal, one of the top economic advisers believes this has the votes to pass. take a look. >> i think you're going to see independent members of ck, of both parties are going to read the bill and say i totally agree with what is happening here, we need to end bailouts, too big to fail, derivatives out into the open so, so i think they're going to vote for it. bull bill we're getting earth word of what the president is going to say in manhattan. major, is this speech about new policy? >> it's not, bill. this is a speech to round up votes on capitol hill, make the case, and symbolically portray what happened in the great recession as something set in motion by recklessness and to a certain measure, greed on wall street. now, the president has got about 700 people in the audience at coope
. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. somewhere in america... the slightest breeze harbors immense power. the tallest buildings leave the lightest footprints. a fifty-ton train makes barely a mark on the environment. and a country facing climate change finds climate solutions. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. siemens. come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> the space shuttle discovery made a landing this morning. and many americans were able to see the shuttle as it headed home. the shuttle sailed across the country from washington state to georgia and then glided to the ground in flor
to you but i do have to go to bank of america. let me cover that you on this principal reduction program. i think that when businesses do well we have to acknowledge it. and you should be complemented. for what you have done. >> thank you. >> there will be no demonstrations. >> tell us briefly why you see principal reduction, as a significant means by which we can impact foreclosures. >> because there are some borrowers for whom the offers that we have extended, so far, have not been generous enough. and in order to enable -- who truly want to stay in their homes -- >> let me move one step further because i'm about to lose my time. would this also impact the overall economy what you are doing? >> we believe that bring stability to neighborhoods, by ensuring those homeowners who want to stay in the homes can get to and affordable payment and have, through the vision for the future of that homeownership is important, at the same time we do believe that there are some borrowers for whom, as being able to afford staying in the home, is not a viable alternative and so we need to work with the
. it also talks about where things are going in terms of the institutions in america. not just government people are upset with. it is a collective anxiety. i think it has a lot to do with the economy. future concerns about our competitiveness and so on. it is not a good number. if you are running for office now you are probably concerned about november. >> greta: here's another number that i think is stunning and the question whether the government has a negative effect on people's day-to-day lives? in october of '97 i think you have to look at other numbers to understand. in october of '97, 31% had a negative -- said the government had a negative effect on their day-to-day lives. that number has risen to 43%. that reinforced that earlier figure of some of the growing dissatisfaction and distrust and unhappiness. >> it would be interesting for us to go back and look at trends since the founding of our country. this is a little about what we are about. in our democracy, which is a participatory sport, everybody gets to have a say. and every once in a while there's a trend where you see pe
america achieve new heights of prosperity on earth while demonstrating the power of a free, open society, to harness the ingenuity of his people. i have been part of that generation so inspired by the space program. 1961 was the year of my birth, the year kennedy made his announcement. one of my earliest memories of sitting on my grandfather's shoulders, waving a flag at astronauts arrived in hawaii. for me the space program has always captured and essential part of what it means to be an american. reaching for new heights, stretching beyond what previously did not seem possible. so as president, i believe that space exploration is not a luxury, it's not an afterthought in america's quest for a brighter future, it's an essential part of that quest. so today i'd like to talk about the next chapter in the story. the challenges facing our space program are different. our imperative for this program are different than in decades past. we're no longer racing against an adversariy or compete to go achieve a singular goal like reaching the moon. what was once a global competition is long since
obviously, jay, says he wants america to remain at the top of its game when it comes to space exploration but his administration feels there is a time to reassess and kind of reset the situation. it is not his quest to end our attempts to go to the moon. correct? >> that's correct. he is, indeed, as you are saying, tamron, you said in the introduction that he's coming here to speak to the workers and what i've just been told, he's going to speak before about 200 select people in the building where they will build and not a single worker i'm told has been invited. i wond fer the president knows that. maybe he'll be told that when he gets over to the building and maybe we'll find him pulling in some workers because that was the purpose of his trip as you said. what we have here as tom henricks the astronaut speaking on andrea mitchell's show about five minutes ago on msnbc, we have two parties that are conflicting on what we should do about the space program and as tom said, there's very good things in both of them. the congress thinks that the president should not kill constellation shuttl
it taken off your hands, we'll bring it to america and robert gibbs says yes. he says it's safer in the united states and anywhere else. there will be safety concerns because you have to store is it safely in the united states but robert gibbs says americans will be feeling safer if the loose nearby materials are in the united states as opposed to to places that don't have the security the white house and administration will provide. >> major, thank you. >>> as i mentioned, the united states did not include north korea and iran on the guest list for the nuclear summit. you may recall these two countries have something in common other than animosity toward the united states. both have active nuclear programs. north korea has tested successfulfully at least two atomic bombs. the united states and allies say iran has been working on nuclear weapons for years but they insist the program is simply for peaceful energy and medical purposes. jonathan hunt is live with more. how are north korea and erin racketing? >> two different reactions. north korea saying absolutely nothing, probably
about it in north america. >> reporter: in march steve st ank lo was named chief. still, veteran toyota worker now retired is skeptical saying his former bosses hide rather than deal with problems. >> translator: they would avoid announcing defects as recalls and call it service campaign or anything else to fix the problem. >> the focus for toyota now is to make things right. they seemed to ignore the key assets. they forgot to listen to the voices of their own loyal employees. >> you're talking about this memo, and last week you were telling us about a memo from one of executives as well. >> that's exactly right. there seem to be all of these drops in the bucket. right now the bucket is close to spilling over the there's so much going on. toyota is looking to fix it. they know they've got a problem now. you have to keep in mind. they are almost 140 lawsuits against this company right now. make or break. >> thank you. >>> coming up, senate back from recession, job number one, extending unemployment benefits. >> make or break for hundreds of thousands of people getting unemployment exten
of travelers worldwide. >>> education secretary arne duncan answers your questions on fixing america's schools. been to a movie lately? expensive is an understatement. grab your popcorn why you soon can make money off the box office. smarty pants heaven. call them what you want, we will all be working for them one day. good evening, everyone. modern europe hasn't seen anything like it. it has travelled to the white house, not by plane but word that the president's planned trip to the polish president's funeral would not be such a good idea right now. air travel is at a stand still, a volcano in iceland is to blame. it is blasting into the sky around the clock and no one knows when conditions will get any better. the impact on travel is huge, flight cancellations stretching from ireland and england and northern and central europe and parts of russia. the eyjafjallajokull is filling air space with deadly sand and rocks. this exclusive cnn video from earlier today, a view of the volcano you won't see anywhere else. we have a live report from iceland in a moment. the flight cancellations have turn
aired a special about america's debt called "iousa." >> in the the fall of 2008, the critically acclaimed documentary film "i.o.u.s.a." was released in theaters nationwide. the film warned of america's rapidly growing national debt and its implications for the country. no one could have predicted how much worse the situation would become in just 19 months. >> not everyone agrees with the program's assessment of this country's debt. dean baker is one who disagrees here. he is with the center for economic and policy research, and he joins us from washington right now. dean, thank you for joining us. i want to start with the question, why is this documentary controversial, in your perspective? >> well, let's start with the segment you just showed. it said no one could predict that the situation would get so much worse in the next 19 months. that is not true. i was out there warning about the housing bubble saying when that collapsed it would bring down the economy and create all sorts of really bad problems. one of them, large deficit, but that the least of it. 10% unemployment is
of america. the chaplain: almighty god, we seek your grace and wisdom in our lives and in our leaders that they may serve your people with truth and justice. remember your faithful servants, the armenian people, who have lived with the memory of the genocide of 1 1/2 million of their nation. we pray that such barbariety may never inflict upon any of your creatures. we give thanks for the blessings that you have bestowed upon the remnants of the armenian people who were given new life in the united states of america. we thank you for helping us from the depths of despair into this land of liberty. bless america, the country of greatness and goodness. renew the values of our american heritage so that america will remain the country of truth, freedom, justice and peace. we stand before you and ask this in your name and for your glory. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentlema
a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ (laughing through computer) good night, buddy. good morning, dad. (announcer) oreo. milk's favorite cookie. right now, walmart has rolled back prices on top lawn care brands like poulan pro, brute by briggs & stratton, pennington, scotts and spectracide. along with thousands of others all over the store. it's rollback time! save money. live better. walmart. >>> if you own a ford, you're going to want to listen to this. we're getting word of 33,000 mid sized vehicles and suvs being recalled. here's the problem. if you're in a crash, the front seats might recline to the back and what that does is create a greater risk of tremendous injury there. here are the kinds of cars involved right now. some versions of the 2010 ford fusion, explorer, explorer sport track and the 2010 murcury milan. if you have a front seat recliner, you need to take that to your ford dealership. they are r
's sure to come up next weekend in our special "fixing america's schools." it's a town hall meeting with parents, students and teachers from across the united states, plus education secretary arnie duncan. be sure to tweet or send me your questions. look for this program, "fixing america's schools." next saturday, 7:00 p.m. eastern and next sunday, 6:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. >>> republicans have just held a straw poll, a little hint as to who might lead the 2012 election. >>> also, the rnc chairman admits he's made mistakes. we're going live to the southern republican leadership conference down in new orleans. >>> plus, you probably know about california's problems with earthquakes, right? carried one live right here on cnn last weekend. but there's another region of the u.s. that could see a quake that could be even more powerful than the ones on the west coast. and it could impablct you no matter where you live. >>> be sure to join our conversation. go to the social networking sites at don lemon cnn. we'll get some of your comments on the air. >>> gingrich, palin, steele,
are doing this thing. there are millions of websites in america. >> jews are sensitive and catholics are sensitive but nobody threatens to murder someone because of a joke. >> nor do mainstream muslims in america do that either. i'm an advocate of freedom of expression. there are consequences but not life or death. it is like protests and boycott by sponsorships. bill ma sher maher lost his sht least talking about the terrorists being courageous in his terms. >> what do you say to groups like this and they are not advancing the cause or tolerance when they are making threats like this, it is not a good move for them. >> it is horrible for us. as muslim americans these are people we don't want be defined as. we don't want to be defined by the worst examples who happen to share our religion or background. even if when there was a cartoon of the prophet there was no demonstration in america burning things down. it is a right that i cherish very much. >> what about the threat of radicalism does that make you shy away saying i'm going to put the brakes on this joke, i don't want to go the
what happened then. and what it meant for america. what we learn learned from okla city is not that we should gag each other or we should reduce our passion for the positions we hold, but that the words we use really do matter. >> house speaker nancy pelosi is waiting on all -- weighed in on all of this as well saying the republicans not the democrats should fear the tea party. talking about the republican primary fights. democratic strategists believe democrats better be ready in november for the mobilized grassroot movement. >> bret: major garrett live on the north lawn. thanks. president obama is threatening to veto financial overhaul bill unless it includes strong regulations on the derivatives market. derivatives are financial instruments such as the mortgage-backed securities that are blamed for contributing to the economic crisis. some democrats are uncertain how far to go with the regulations. all 41 senate republicans signed a letter voicing opposition to the current proposal and demanding further negotiationnegotiations. >>> just one day after the april 15 tax day deadline, t
disagreement between russia and america. here are the facts. 7-year-old justin hanson by american parents is back in russian health ministry after he was dropped off in russia thursday, sent alone on united airlines flight from america with a note from his mother which said "i no longer wish to parent this child. the child is mentally unstable. is he violent and severe. i was lied to by the russian orphanage director and worker regarding mental stability and other issues. the russians are furious. adopted from an orphanage in russia's far east. how could anyone do this they asked. the russian foreign minister says his country may freeze all adoption to american families of russian children stating what has happened is beyond the borders of good and evil, he said. the children's rights commissioner here released a video to russian tv of him questioning the boy speaking. he asked him about his adoptive mother. he said she was bad and that she often pulled his hair. trace, here is the deal. many people in the american embassy are saying quietly here they don't understand why the russian fore
that we don't have here, in america you have the presumption of innocence before you're found guilty. in mexico, you're guilty and you have to prove you're innocent. there's no bail for murder. so if he's charged with murder, they'll hold him there. the system goes a lot faster if you are sentenced and found guilty for murder, there's no death penalty in mexico. and there's not a sentence over 50 years. they believe that's inhumane. so he's got one of the greatest attorneys there. there must be something. usually when you go to mexico, larry, when you're visiting there, you become a citizen. so they consider that a citizen of mexico was murdered. the guy probably be in jail right now unless there is some kind of evidence that, you know, they're really trying to confirm. so it could go either way. you got to have a great attorney that knows his surrounding and he picked the right one. >> larry: if you're visiting you're a citizen? >> well, when you -- once you cross the border into mexico, you become a mexico citizen even if you're a visitor. so all the laws are the same as to you as
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